Ben Duffus rocks the new Rapa Nui
Ben has recently returned to Australia from running the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships as part of the infamous Pike’s Peak Ascent in Colorado. Read his writeup here.
Ben’s race reports are always a treat so visit this one if you haven’t already.
With the trees no longer hindering my view to the summit, I could see many runners lining the switchbacks above me. Many of them were walking. I thought to myself that if I could just force myself to sustain a running gait then I would surely catch a few. Like a slow-motion game of cat-and-mouse, I started reeling runners in. Doing so left me with barely enough strength to give a thumbs up to the course marshals, who were ensuring no-one cut any switchbacks.